Murder with a side of laughter? The 9 funniest true crime podcasts

True Crime March 16, 2023

Earth can be a really rough place some time. There’s murder, kidnapping, disappearances, and maybe even ghosts and lizard men. But that’s why we have mixed comedy and true crime podcasts. They give us an outlet to have both a good scare and a therapeutic laugh session about the terrifying world we live in.

While you can always go off and find true crime podcasts that will lay down just the facts and have you in and out of the story in 30 minutes flat, why not listen to a couple of buds chatting about their love for murder? Well, true crime. All jokes aside, these are funniest true crime podcasts that will have you in stitches (figuratively):

And That’s Why We Drink

Listen to ‘And That’s Why We Drink’

“And That’s Why We Drink” is a paranormal and true crime podcast hosted by certified ghost professional Em Schulz and all-things-macabre expert Christine Schiefer. Both fans of the murderous and morbid, they joined forces in 2017 to create one of the funniest true crime podcasts out there. With chilling true crime stories, terrifying paranormal encounters, and a box of wine, you are surely in for a good time with this pod.

All Killa No Filla

Listen to ‘All Killa No Filla’

“All Killa No Filla” is kind of like a night out with your best friends, only with way more murder. Comedians Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard-McLean have the right to laugh about the scary things in life, otherwise, how else would we handle it? For over 80 episodes, they have been talking solely about serial killers. So for all of you who are fascinated by the psychology behind murder, “All Killa No Filla” is for you.

My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

Listen to ‘My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark’

No offense, but, obviously. Some of the original true crime funny ladies, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark have been podcasting since 2016 with “My Favorite Murder.” The two friends/comedians have incredible chemistry and are two of the funniest people on a podcast. They go back and forth between heinous murders and stories of being left alone at malls in the ’70s, or horrifying ’80s fashion trends they tried. “My Favorite Murder” is the pinnacle of comedy true crime podcasts.

Wine & Crime

Listen to ‘Wine & Crime’

Kenyon, Lucy and Amanda let their Minnesotan accents rip on their podcast “Wine & Crime.” Childhood friends and true crime fanatics, they are here for a good time and a long time. Also, you can drink along with them: they post about the wines they drink each episode and they even have their own line of wine now. They may have scared off potential friends with their true crime obsessions before, but I’m thinking you may be one of them!

The Last Podcast on the Left

Listen to ‘The Last Podcast on the Left’

You didn’t think I’d actually forgotten about “The Last Podcast on the Left,” did you? On one of the funniest true crime podcasts, hosts Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks, and Henry Zebrowski are coverings cults, killers, and cryptids. Lovers of everything horror – movies included – “The Last Podcast on the Left” will be your go-to podcast after just one episode.

Not Another True Crime Podcast

Listen to ‘Not Another True Crime Podcast’

Yes, another true crime podcast. Don’t let the haters get you down, “Not Another True Crime Podcast” hosts Sara Levine and Danny Murphy are here to give you your true crime fill. They look into cults, MLMs, murderers, and mysterious disappearances galore. Warning: side tangents are prevalent and glorious.

Crime in Sports

Listen to ‘Crime in Sports’

I mean, it’s crime, and it’s true! Think O.J. and Aaron Hernandez. But for anyone who is looking for that perfect blend of sports and true crime, this is the place to be. “Crime in Sports” hosts/comedians James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman are merciless when it comes to athletes who thought they were above the law. And sometimes, there is a lot of funny in the world of crime. Check out “Crime in Sports” for your comedy true crime fill.

Small Town Murder

Listen to ‘Small Town Murder’

Remember James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman from that podcast I mentioned right before this one? Well, they also host a different comedy true crime podcast, “Small Town Murder.” The two comedians dig deep into the tickings of small towns for the darkness that lurks just under the surface. They research lesser-known crimes and let us all have a good therapeutic laugh at the horrifying parts of humanity.

Those Conspiracy Guys

Listen to ‘Those Conspiracy Guys’

“Those Conspiracy Guys” have it all: comedy, history, true crime, and gorgeous Irish accents. They love crazy conspiracy theories like aliens and time travel, and more grounded conspiracies like governmental and financial corruption and murder. Host Gordo brings on a procession of comedians and interesting guests to talk lightly about complicated assassination plots, lizard men, and serial killers. I told you they had it all.

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